P-Tu-Wil-9 Selective Synthesis of Indene by Liquid-Phase Dehydration of 1-Indanol

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Willis (Galt House Hotel)
Nicolás M. Bertero, Germán D. Bustos, Carlos R. Apesteguía and Alberto J. Marchi, Instituto de Investigaciones en Catálisis y Petroquímica, Universidad Nacional Del Litoral, Argentina.
The liquid-phase dehydration of 1-indanol over acid solids was successfully achieved obtaining selectively valuable indene. Olefin yields higher than 90% were obtained with HMOR and HZSM5 zeolites. These molecular sieves meet the appropriate acid properties and microporous structure that avoid heavy product formation, in contrast with mesoporous SiO2-Al2O3.

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